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Sep 23, 2010 11:00pm PDT
." and you can find more information but chair maxwell: welcome to lay and use. i am the chair, sophie maxwell, and i am joined by david chiu and later eric mar. madam clerk? clerk somera: please turn off all cell phones. chair maxwell: i believe we do not have other reports today. madam clerk, i number one. clerk somera: mission bay north, blocks n3-n3a. >> what you have before you is a project that is located within mission bay north. i will give you the image so you can see where that is. we're talking about public infrastructure for blocks n3 and n3a, and that includes the sidewalk as well. that is on king and berry and between fourth and fifth, and i will show you an example of the structure. the sidewalk on berry, from property line to property line, street trees, and street lights. the director of public works issued a notice determining that the project was completed and ready for acceptance and intended use. the department of planning has determined that it met the terms of the general plan, in the redevelopment agency determines the acceptance of the appurtenance and that the
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Sep 23, 2010 10:00pm PDT
of the school system that works specifically with foster use in san francisco schools. and they have several staff who provided a number of different services. one is a pam let. that one was described to you. these include educational type management. including with special education. they have been able to participate in 100 decision-making meetings last year. those are meetings that take place whenever we look at removal of children. one of the things that we know is that educational success and consistency is very important. they start having educational problems. it request be very demand pg. so they have been able to provide educational at the meeting or they've helped insure that they provide us with the information that we need so that we can assure that the educational needs are getting met. we also on our staff have a child welfare worker who acts as the liaison with the unified school district. they worked with the services staff and the two representatives to have a collaboration. through the part northeast are nership through the foster services. the other brochure that you are i
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Sep 24, 2010 9:30am PDT
electronically copies of all the communications sent to us since the last regular meeting. if you have any issues or points you would like to raise or ed regarding the advanced calendar, if you could also note those. the commissioners have also received the two indicated staff reports. >> i have some questions. first of all, i want to thank you for putting on the budget hearings well in advance. we usually wait until the last moment and scramble around. i do want some clarification. not the budget hearing, but under january 20, that is a thursday. but we are adopting -- is this a regular -- are we making this a regular meeting on january 20? >> we have several ceqa reviews coming up. as you know, the planning commission meets on thursdays. there will be several instances where we will be asking you if you will consider having a regular meeting or a special meeting of the commission the same day as the planning commission so that if they adopt the findings the commission can do it the same day. >> i see. going back to the schedule budget hearing -- january 13, i believe, is the regular meeting day
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Sep 24, 2010 2:00am PDT
blocking the former use. the reeducation of the model for that space merits the permit being granted. also you have consistent uses that have the permit for tables and chairs. the more people you have on the streets, the more the public is present. when you look at the big picture, whatever the history of the hearing, i think that we have they changed context and one that merits the opportunities and it is a very conscientious merchant that will do the right thing. >> i him in opposition. we are on the left side. by putting tables there, that will interfere. without the benches, i would see food, beer, all kinds of things. i'm afraid that i have lost a lot of customers because of the smoking, and allowed music. people are smoking marijuana and other things. i am opposed to that. we are not many here because we have five workers representing them and my customers and my salon has small children and families their. they have put strippers' there and they are selling beer. there is no permit applying. they cannot mix business with smoking and food. thank you very much. i am opposed to that on
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Sep 24, 2010 9:00am PDT
community walking around on bicycles. but they did not include us. whatever but they have on that database, it was a racist button because i am appalled. i do not have time to talk here, but i see you guys wasting government time. i am here to ask the president to give me two more minutes to talk about crucial issues in our community, which is district 5. you could do it. it is in the charter. if you cannot do that, how will you decide who will be our next mayor? do not play with me right now. i need two minutes. let me continue on. the city and county which passes your money on to redevelopment work support. that is in my community, and you have a director that is about to be resigned, but that office does not do anything for our community. i have a million things to say that i cannot say enough. there needs to be oversight in city government. there is a disconnect with our government and city hall. there is a disconnect between you and the mayor. he does not care. a lot of you do not care. i happen to be an african- american. commissioner chiu: thank you very much, mr. washington. >> ok,
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Sep 24, 2010 11:00am PDT
will be working towards, as barbara just said, retail meters, as well, using these same meters. you would not have to install others. and we're using the local work force to do this. first, the need to transition units, which is this little grey box. when it comes to your home near you, this will be screwed to the underside of the meter box cover, and the meter just sits where it always does with the pipe itself. and then transmits the data to will be called data collection units, of which there are 77 that are scattered around the city so far. they collect material and then transport it to the networking computer that then deals with the data. the meter transition units, again, they take our lead readings, and the technology has not changed. i want to keep emphasizing that. this is technology from decades of use. these are no some -- not some newfangled type of thing. the box transmits the data at 4 bits per day, so it is not a constant stream of data. it is just four times per day. it can be shut off remotely. they're pretty well protected so they cannot be tampered with without physically going
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Sep 24, 2010 2:30pm PDT
assistance as we engage the communities around the sig. new day off helps us think about the community's schools approach. we have continued to attend their functions and to get one on one support making sure we approach that. >> last night, we attended a meeting and committed to knocking on doors. we also committed to having epc come out to the bayview zone to help. a lot of the things you are saying we did not mention in detail. president kim: the board is just hungry for all this information. we want more and more. [applause] -- [laughter] i think that is it for now in terms of questions. thank you so much for the presentation. are there more questions and comments from staff? >> i just wanted to clarify -- are the superintendent zones schools mainly in mission and bayview, or does it struck out two different districts? >> they are mainly in the bayview and mission, but we have two schools that are not -- john muir and paul revere. commissioner yee: could i follow up on my question about the cross pollination? >> we absolutely decided to do that back in june. we have not started to
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Sep 23, 2010 6:00pm PDT
that are not as potenbeholden to the politicl forces in the city, to guide us, in no way that will improve public transit for all of san francisco in the coming years. thank you. >commissioner chu: thank you. are there any other members of the putt that would like to speak? seeing none, public comment is closed. commissioner dufty: i just want to comment, as a supervisor who has a district including the castro, i cannot imagine the sustainability of my neighborhood without rail transit. the central subway will offer the reliability of hundreds of thousands of people every year to go to chinatown in a very expedited and fast manner, also union square. i think it does set an important milestone, in terms of providing rail access to other parts of the city. i think this is an important project and is good for the city as a whole. commissioner chu: thank you. any other comments from the committee? commissioner cihu? commissioner chiu: this is a project that will have an enormous impact on the community. insuring that we have real north/south access to our system will expand our transit options and will help
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Sep 24, 2010 2:00pm PDT
about this opportunity and want to thank you for giving us this opportunity to do the work. president kim: any comments or questions from the board? commissioner norton: i appreciate the presentation. but i guess i have a couple specific questions. my big question is how does this really look from the ground at some of the schools we're talking about. a number of these reform efforts are things we have described in the past that we were going to do in the bay view and some of our most struggling schools. we are doing things differently, but what is different on the ground? can you give me some examples for how this is going to feel different? >> actually, this is the first time i think there has been a targeted team. it is triage almost to go in. we have a team of very highly respected -- very capable professionals. we are going in, evaluating, seeing things that in the past the assistant superintendent has had so many schools there were not able to spend as much time on and did not have the personnel. we are able to do that now. so we are seeing needs that are bubbling to the surface
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Sep 24, 2010 7:00am PDT
the navy and marine corps for a practical search and rescue training. the u.s. navy is going to host a regional civilian prepared this volunteers and urged people from around the region -- preparedness volunteers answered by people from around the region, and a number of activities will take place from around the green. the blue angels will also be year. we did not put that on the list, but that is a given. on october 16, the san francisco fire department is having their annual citywide emergency response team drills. the list of where those are going to occur is on this. as we moved into october 16 through 18, we will be doing bourbon shield regional terrorism exercise that is an annual event -- urban shield regional terrorism exercise. the sheriff's department and police and others are heavily involved in this. it is my understanding we will have captains' available in five-hour shifts and the police department that will be helping the area command for all the exercise sites that will occur in this committee. october 21, and i would like you to go back to your agencies and work wit
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Sep 24, 2010 3:30am PDT
of circumstances. as he stated, it is not presidential. the argument that would be used for why something would be a hardship is similar. the hardship here is economic realities, and there is an article in our papers having to do with the "wall street journal" article that addresses the fact that with the quig haitian on a small property, it is not as clean and easy to get fbsing. and were you to get financing, i can guarantee you that you would not get the same rate they would get were you to have the split. to conclude, if someone drove by there every day for the last five years, and tomorrow this split were to happy, for the next five years, they would never know it. it is going to look exactly the same, and it is going to be exactly the same. the one little worry here having to do with expansion can be satisfied. even though the manabats might not want that, maybe affecting the value of the property, we can place an n.s.r. on that and say you don't get to expand. sorry. i look forward to other comments. >> you are supporting overturning? >> absolutely. i thought that was clear. >> just aski
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Sep 24, 2010 4:30pm PDT
the plans are freely available from the apartment of zoning inspection. he could have called us to get a copy of the plan. our architect is here to speak on this matter and just to make sure that we did everything correctly. we engage an attorney to assist us in this process. we ask sure station request be heard as scheduled. i would like to ask my architect to come in and speak on the revisions. >> hello. the revision that was referred to was never followed through. there was some discussion about prefiguring part of each country of the decks so we applied for the permit revision and this is decided to be withdrawn. there is no revision of june 6th. >> is there any department the comments? >> is to any public comment on the rescheduling issue? >> commissioners. >> if the issue of revision is a moot than i am prepared to hear it tonight. >> can we hear from one of the department's about that issue? >> i tried to check on the tracking system on line. >> technically, the commission revision is still in the system. >> sorry to interrupt, technically it would be in the system, we ap
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Sep 23, 2010 11:30pm PDT
development, and what we have before us today is really the beginning of a conversation to find out the fate of cathedral hills, to find out if that will be the same type of engine for human betterment or whether it is displacement to be continued. thank you. >> good afternoon. i am also with the good neighbor coalition. we have been working with residents as well as community- based organizations in the tenderloin and central city, and we have been doing a lot of outreach and education about the van ness area plan, special with residents in our community, and we have found a lot of folks are wondering about the issues that have not been looked at and have basically been ignored, and the folks in our community are watching it very closely. we want to know that housing will be billed out of this play and. for the most part, folks are concerned about the increased number of jobs in the immediate area to the hospital and the impact on affordable housing in an already low-income neighborhood, where housing is already a distress situation. as well as the impacts that traffic will have on the neig
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Sep 24, 2010 10:00am PDT
, the maintenance programs used to take care of them, including the corrosion program, which has been getting a lot of news. when any deficiencies are detected in our regular inspections, that feeds directly into our cip so we can address that deficiency. i have asked myself many times in the last five days, what would happen if the public, the media, or my peers in the water industry were to come into my office and look at my documents for my inspection records, how do maintenance, how i take care of things, and whether i am on top of things, because this is exactly what happened to pg&e. i feel very comfortable. we are very much on top of things. >> thank you, mr. briggs. commissioner caen: i do have a question. the pipes that are on our land. can we demand of pg&e to inspect them? >> that would probably come down to the terms in the easement, which is probably where our legal rights would be housed. it is common in easements and permits that one of the stipulations is that they do nothing that harms our ability to deliver water. there is probably something in there that could get us to the front
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Sep 24, 2010 12:00pm PDT
their to be the use of land in a way that maximizes community benefits but also that preserves a national -- natural environment whenever possible, and how to work and identify what that interface is, whether it is a program where communities are coming in and creating gardens there, or if there is a mixed use project, what that looks like, but with an environmental slant as well because we have a building being put into an available land space. to have that environmental component woven in as much as possible. >> if i could just comment on that -- what i went over very quickly, we found amazing examples in the stage project, the community projects, which means kathryn is doing an amazing job. there is so much going on. one of the metrics we thought could be just a ton of healthy food that is created that is giving jobs to formerly incarcerated individuals and youth through these projects while making great land available. >> absolutely, and i will slip into my day job lingo, but also this piece on education. if there is a way to integrate the growing of food into education not just for kids, but fo
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Sep 23, 2010 6:30pm PDT
in front or there is a requirement for us to do an actual estimate. we had done that years before it was a requirement to do so under the government accounting standards. i mention that as another element of work that is important in this area. >> i just wanted to add to of one of the most significant elements of prob b, the health liability, we are now one of the very few agencies in the country that requires employee contributions towards health in the same way the pension is funded. in addition, the report later on speaks about medical benefits of 10 years. that is not the case. new hires since january of 09 can not access full medical until after 20 years of service. there are a number of other changes as well. it remains a challenge for the people -- anybody hired before january of 09, their collective bargaining negotiations. supervisor elsbernd: someone who is involved in both the drafting of propositions b and d, it is important that it be pointed out that what it did on retiree health only applied to all employees hired after january 1, 2009. but the pension side increase
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Sep 24, 2010 1:00am PDT
preserving public views, especially the use of historic monuments. the lane has its own history. the views from the lane are the landmarks of other trends -- of alcatraz. they are the reason many people from the world walk-through and buy this land. it is on your city walks map of san francisco. because i grew up in southern california, a am acutely aware of how necessary it is to be vigilant and how important to save things we tend to take for granted. i think these views should be protected. they are a legacy to the city. they are a legacy to people around the world and to future generations of san franciscans. i think anything you can do to support that would be very, very helpful. president peterson: is there any other public comment? seeing none, unless you have further questions, the matter is submitted. commissioner garcia: i have a question for mr. sanchez and a question for mr. cornfield -- kornfield. private these are not protected. public views are. i am sure that was taken into consideration when the permit was reviewed by planning. >> under section 1 01 0.1, which was derived
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Sep 24, 2010 12:30am PDT
for it but it was never reviewed by anyone. we started the process and then they had to let us know. >> we had to apply a couple of days ago to remove from the system but we had to get the letter to sign. it might be in the computer system but it was never issued nor was it paid for. >> do you have the letter? >> i don't have a letter on me. i can get it for you. >> i have another question for the architect. is the construction complete? >> the construction is complete and it has been signed off on. >> technically, until we actually have the revision that was perhaps complicated to act upon that issue, i would think that both parties would want all permits to be aggregated and rather than having piecemeal both in terms of a jurisdiction request and that this should not be rescinded. >> i agree. >> i don't agree. the parties are here, now go kart to imagine. it is hard to to imagine. it is -- it is hard to imagine. the parties are here and i don't even know if this would be a matter of convenience to decide that we would aggregate them. there are some real issues involved in the jurisdiction request tha
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Sep 24, 2010 8:30am PDT
one that can be used to write several transit systems, but the transition to this has been extremely challenging -- one that can be used to ride several transit systems. i have heard about a lot of confusion from the constituents, and i hope that we can work with the mta to better get the word out about this new tool. i along with others have also been concerned about the so- called 25 cent surcharge that has been imposed on individuals to use to pay cash to ride muni and now have to buy cards from vending machines. i think we need to discuss why this was imposed. i would also like to have a conversation with the mta about allowing opening of the gates with a wave of the hand. i think we can all appreciate new technologies, but they need to work, and i would like emt tune in to questions in that regard. the rest of the items i will submit. and i would like the mta -- and i would like the mta to answer questions in that regard. clerk calvillo: thank you, mr. president. supervisor elsbernd: this would cover our graffiti laws, and in district 11, the number of vehicles attached to some
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Sep 23, 2010 5:30pm PDT
think would be used to doing these transit related type of audit. considering the depth of detail that we would have to go into to make this audit effective necessitates the additional funds being requested of us and are beginning to develop a relationship with those outside of city hall with a more specialized kind of audit. this is a precursor of not just the mta, but later on, as we set out to have an audit of the transportation authority as well. considering what has been going on over the last year and what we anticipate over the next few months of significant changes, hopefully for the better, is that hopefully this audit will find itself very useful in charting its course towards 2011. supervisor campossupervisor chu. you had indicated that the committee took action to approve the $200,000 maximum item contract going through the process. >> that is right. for the selected better. supervisor chu: do we have any sense of the actual amount at this point as worn out through the negotiation process? >> the preferred bidder was $184,000, so hopefully under $200,000. supervisor ch
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Sep 24, 2010 11:30am PDT
of the use during its construction, a utility offered $243 million worth of improvements to dozens of parks throughout the bureau, hired and trained residence during construction, but dissipated in an apprenticeship program -- participated in an apprenticeship program, and provided education. they also have the way wall -- we've wall, which is based on a 1% fund -- wave wqallall, and ty use that money to beautify the exteriors. it forms the perimeter of the coney island water pollution prevention control plant, and it is funded through the city's mandate. you also in portland have the hydro park, which is the water facility that now serves as a public open space, and they are usually in deficient communities where there is a deficiency of parks, and the agency works with the community to create hydro parks by installing binges, walking paths -- installing benches, walking paths, and that is to give you an example of some of the programs but some agencies are undertaking and underwriting through their community benefits program. we also have compiled a list of over 80 programs that sfpuc has
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Sep 23, 2010 5:00pm PDT
to encourage bicyclist to use the facilities. it does not make sense to install them and not encourage people to use them. i wanted to urge you to support the item as originally proposed by staff. supervisor chu: thank you. are there any other members of the public would wish to speak? seeing no one, public comment is closed. thank you very much before the report. item number four? >> item #4, recommended appointment of one member to the citizens advisory committee. supervisor chu: thank you. >> by way of introduction, we have an 11 member committee, seven -- two year terms with individuals appointed to vacancies. we currently have one vacancy resulting from the resignation of joy parsons, she moved out of the city. that vacancy is from district 6 and that is what is before you today. the requirements for being a member include speaking of to the interests of qualification for speaking on the committee. page 21 of your packet, you can see the current roster in bold. there will be a vacancy at of district 6 in october of 2010. supervisor chu: thank you very much. i believe that there is an app
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Sep 24, 2010 3:00am PDT
they still have options that they haven't used because they just don't want to. thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good evening, commissioner. my name is noni. i am president of the small property commission of san francisco. the hughes are members of our organization, and they have asked me to appear. they definitely live in that house. i visited the property today. there are parking spaces all over the place. i saw two buildings facing two streets, and those buildings appeared to be totally unrelated to each other. there is a cute cottage on 19th street that sits in a sad state of repair, and it may continue so if they can't get a loan to rebuild it. there is no reason not to allow this to become two parcels. if it became two parcels, a bookkeeping procedure, there would not be any open space lost, no parking spaces lost, nothing lost. it will simply allow this property to become more livable. the people who were against the partition previously are apparently angry. they are trying to punish the owners. what they are really doing is shooting themselves and the rest of the
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Sep 24, 2010 3:00pm PDT
because commissioner kim was not able to be there. but the two of us as the quorum of the committee recommended to the board that at the next meeting, that the board support the substitute motion that will take the place of the first reading, the first draft of this policy. the substitute motion will include those slightly amended elementary school attendance areas and the policy language that talks about the phasing in of the middle school feeder patterns not this year, but that we will use middle school assignment mechanisms for the coming year, which will just take out the feeder patterns, and we will have fewer steps and tie-breakers. so essentially it will be more of a choice system for middle school next year, an open choice system for the whole district, more like what we are using now. we should remind people, as we did last night, that the middle school process has been the one that has had the highest positive results for students, parents and families in recent years. that is, percentage just under or over 90% of participants have gotten one of their choices in the middle
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Sep 24, 2010 8:00am PDT
departments assigned here, so you will be getting a call from us. mayor newsom: animal welfare and patrol? you guys were sent out, and you have been helpful. thank you. if you could just let us know a little bit about what you have done. >> our apartment was on standby as early as 8:00 last night. we reached out to our counterparts in san mateo county, the peninsula humane society, and offered our assistance. this morning around 10:00, we got a request for help, and we sent two units with animal control officers to canvass the area in san bruno 4 lose rolling heads and/or assist in any way that we could. our officers are still in the field dealing with that right now. mayor newsom: anything from a medical examiner perspective? you avail yourself to your colleagues down there. >> [inaudible] resources that we could put on standby in case there were more fatalities than the san mateo coroner's office could handle. we put one investigator and one van on standby. we have been in contact with the san mateo county coroner's office. this time, they have not need the assistance from us, but we remain
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Sep 24, 2010 1:30am PDT
been made a little bit taller. she is using this addendum process to circumvent you guys, i think. what was originally proposed is very far from what she is trying to build now. we do not want to keep doing this. we just saw with this other project. we would like her to stick with what originally was approved by the board of the homeowners' association. >> mr. sanchez? >> scott sanchez, planning department staff. i did speak with the permit holder's architect last thursday. during his testimony, he indicated he had submitted materials to me. i have not received any materials from him. we did discuss last week that they would need to submit materials. this was the thursday before the hearing that was the last day to submit those materials. i told him to contact the executive director and the board of appeals to get clarification on what the sport had required. also at the last hearing, due to research from the appellant, we were able to find out that they were going to try to do certain things under the addenda, outputing two 8-foot wide rush doors with a 20-foot curb cuts as opposed to
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Sep 23, 2010 8:30pm PDT
operations where we use the call is. one such operation is going on as we speak. putting a decollate out there to see -- a decoy out there to see, giving a those that would rob an opportunity to do so. we have permanent assigned beat officers in the area so that the citizenry can meet the beat officers and develop a relationship with them. our secret and most important weapon in dealing with this is my plainclothed sergeant, who i am going to ask to come up and talked about the situation regarding some still will that is their right now. he could best explained that. mario is the foremost latino gang expert in the area. >> good evening, commissioners. to give you a little background on the violence that is going on, we have a group of nortenos gang members. they are having a feud with some of the residents and people who frequent them. there is a group of mixed races. african-americans, latinos, and some owens. -- samoans. we had a homicide where a latino victim was killed. the person who committed the homicide was somebody who frequented this. we are conducting a lot of surveillance. we
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Sep 23, 2010 9:30pm PDT
to be using or measuring. is that with you kevin? >> it's a partnership. all of the dcyf date us. they do go through ri tu cana. so we work in partnership on many of the projects with d crrks yf. >> ok. so -- dcyf. >> ok. so to measure the program's effectiveness, both of you are developing the measures. certainly school attendance and school engagement is going to be at the top of the list. we're incorporate rating the school require jments -- requirements. our post secondary program is college prepared, college ready, there are goals that defined their readiness. and i i that those certainly -- the goals that we have within our high schools. building goals to identify as students get to their senior year how ready they are. they have a post secondary success plan. attending school, engagement, like i said building a portfolio of their experience with their success with the big picture. they have -- they actually do oral presentations. what's it called? exhibition. thank you they actually locate their learning. so it's atanments of those goals and how successful we are meeting their goal in
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Sep 24, 2010 4:00am PDT
windows, and we don't understand what they want us to do with them still. we ask you to uphold our permanent so that we can finish renovations and protect our home. it will want to maintain our home and want to be good neighbors. we want to increase communication with them as well. >> we have not opened these windows since we moved into the house to measure the distances between our house and the neighboring house. >> we don't intend on opening the windows. we don't want to invade their privacy. we appreciate that we haven't heard them either. they have been polite to us. this is not a fight that we think is going to be nasty. we will be quiet and we don't intend on opening these windows. we really want to maintain relationships. >> anything further from the department? >> shall i start, or do you prefer? commissioner fung: i always like to start first. >> i am sympathetic to the appellant. their fire hazard concern and a loud parties concerned. it sounds like those issues were issues that had to do with the previous occupant of the building next door, so the building is 110 years
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Sep 24, 2010 12:30pm PDT
to -- they're going to replan the whole area. some 20 square blocks. and we're going to improve the use and hopefully in private buildings, there will be a plan, for which there is money to do not only the plan, but the i.r., which has always been in the past. it will make the plaza con form to its regional historic nature, but also have a lot of facilities relating to better environmental and sustainable purposes. this is a significant development. you can see that i view it as a major benchmark that you will pass this out. i hope you will look at it in the broader context, and it should not only produce a plan that can be approved, but supposedly, there will be some money to do some small projects. but it will give us for the first time a platform in which we can address this issue as making the garage work better. reduce the traffic congestion in the area. a whole long variety of things. thank you. president crowley: thank you. any other public comment? or colleagues, any questions? the motion has been made. it's been properly seconded. i'll take a vote. all those in favor, please si
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Sep 24, 2010 3:30pm PDT
. the captain has reached out to us. the community feels empowered by this. there were a lot of changes happening in the area. we have a lot of outside influence coming in. older men would sometimes hang out and play games in the park. there is also an increased police presence. he is the director. one of the things that we put together is what is called this text messaging phone tree for all of these organizations to work together. you see anything going on in the community. there is a group text message where everybody knows what is going on. the police department responds promptly. as soon as we have that incident where there is a big fight at john mcconnell and there was a drive-by shooting. thank god that nobody got hit. that happened on a friday. we all met ed john o'connell high school. the lieutenant attended the meeting. this is what we were going to do together to face the violence. it is important that we continue to build this. in our perspective, the chief said something very important when he came to visit us. just like there is sometimes 99.9% of the police department doi
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Sep 23, 2010 9:00pm PDT
comments. thank you. that leaves us to item number9. >> since we have taken item 6, 7, 8 and disposed of those, that brings us to item number 9. that is a tournament. >> so moved. >> seconded. -- that is adjournment. >> thank you, commissioners. >> good afternoon. welcome colleagues and members of the public to the regular meeting of the city and school select committee. today is thursday, september 23rd. i want to acknowledge colleagues that are here from the board of supervisors. supervisor daley. we have jane kim and sandy furor. i'd like to take a moment to recognize andrea albury andest they're carrasco. madam clerk? >> it's file number one 0028, students served by multiple systems -- >> thank you so much. we had a hearing over a year ago that touched upon issued of student who are served by multiple agencies and the school district and looking at how we could do a better job at coordinating services and promote bert outcome -- better outcomes. we're center concerned about at-risk students that encounter the city and school district in different ways. what we are going to do is w
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Sep 24, 2010 1:30pm PDT
for that in 1950 mission, and then a smaller parcel on page street. it's our hope that we can make maximum use of those two parcels by actually creating housing on those. and the union has sat with mr. golden and some consultants who came in and explained how you can lease one and put up a few units, but we believe there are also non-profit folks who can come in and show you how we can do a maximum number of units on both of those pieces of land, and we hope that you remain open to that and we hope that we can put up educator housing so that we can offer a ray of hope to these couple of hundred new people next year that we will be bringing up, a place for them to perhaps stay for a while or forever, or a way to make it possible for them to come and work and settle in san francisco. thank you very much. >> thank you, mr. kelly. president kim: actually, educator housing will be on the agendas for next tuesday, the second agenda item after special ed, so it will be later. but you can also come and comment at that time because the entire board will be getting the same presentation that you got. it
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Sep 24, 2010 12:00am PDT
but nothing having to do with us. without any basic knowledge, do become a rubber stamp for the departments to come before you such as planning and building. you don't have the basic knowledge to challenge them and as a matter of temperament, most of you don't have any indication that they will challenge anything from them anyway. >> is there any other public comment? >> thank you. i am an architect here in the city. on the case that is no longer before you. it has come to my attention that some of the information that was provided in the plan that was given to the department of building inspection is either false or misleading. if one compares the permit history of a building shows as constructed with a permit, that is what is in fact existing. if i have added a backroom to my house without a permit and that it plans that this is existing, the use of the word existing is not correct. how this happened, i am not entirely certain because i was not part of a process that produced those plans. i know that a licensed professional that stance plans has said that either all the work is prepared b
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Sep 24, 2010 5:30am PDT
advisory board. >> thanks. >> commissioner. >> i would like to thank all of the speakers who updated us on what is happening in the mission district. it is good to hear positive results that you are having from different components in the community working together. captain, i am wondering if you could give me or -- more information or help me understand the breakdown of the one-car, two-car, the six-car sector. i guess i could guess what that means. and the statistics being tied to the one-car, two-car, i am not sure -- >> the police district is broken up into six different sectors. >> there are two cars assigned to this sector and six to another sector? >> there are six different sectors. they are just name the one-car through the six cars. >> thanks. i appreciate that. >> i had a quick question. then we can move along. i did speak with a couple of residents. they're concerned was that they have new officers coming on board. they are not trained to deal with the community members. i want to know if there is a way to transition the officers of that they have strong relationships? >> pe
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Sep 24, 2010 7:30am PDT
tried to get what the state is using for the state because in the media, things tend to change even faster. we try to turn those reports out on a fairly regular basis. we offered assistance to ems. we offered assistance to the medical mutual aid coordinator. those offers are still out there. we have renewed them, and as this event draws on, we even offered to provide staff some relief for theirs. staffing an eoc for an extended time gets to be a challenge for any jurisdiction. with that, we will continue to monitor this and participate with state conference calls, and if anything arises, we stand ready to act. mayor newsom: now back to the fundamental question. we want to start with that, and i will give pg&e an opportunity to update us in a moment, but the human element should not be lost. god forbid, grace of god go any of us to lose a loved one, to wake up and to learn of someone you care about deeply or know they have lost their life so immediately, so acutely, and so unacceptably. it is devastating, and there are people that survived in addition to those that have passed away,
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Sep 24, 2010 1:00pm PDT
that this school board, all of administration, all of us have been working on foor a long time and it's exciting to be able to present that this evening so you get an understanding of what's going to be different, where we're going, what are the thoughts behind doing something like this. and we believe that in looking at our data, by focusing in a little bit more and having the support that schools have to have in order to be successful, by developing these two zones in our areas that need the most assistance, because that's where our persistently low-performing schools are at. we need to intervene, we need to do something, and we can't wait any longer. even though they've shown phenomenal growth, i want to give a little shout-out to malcolm x. because malcolm x elementary school, believe it or not, has an a.p.i. score of 800 this year. applause plause so they've grown by over 200 in two years. [applause] so it can be done. for those who don't believe it can't be done, get out of the way. because we at san francisco unified, we're getting it by the help of everybody. so i'm excited to do this pr
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Sep 24, 2010 10:30am PDT
energy usage. it replicates the process at a micro level. this uses treatment cells, 10 times per day. the rapid recycling brings an oxygen and high levels, allowing bacteria to get a lot of oxygen into the area without having to force it into the water. first of all, i will show this slide. the water goes into a tank to filter solids, and then it goes into a recirculating tank, and that takes it through the cells and are in the planted area in the project but it then goes to a third take -- tank, two final polishing cells. this is on a micro level. and if we can switch over it, to the document camera, one of the biggest challenges we had was having and of planting area in the urban location, so this is really taking a lot of cooperation, which really do not have yet. it is taking a lot of cooperation to have more planting areas than is to collect -- than is typical. this is about 150 square feet for every 1,000 gallons that you treat, so we are treating 5,000 gallons, and that is 750 square feet of planted area, so you can see that the bacteria clings to the gravel and roots of the p
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Sep 23, 2010 7:00pm PDT
, and the retirement system to ensure that we do not take actions at the bargaining table that will put us out ahead of what is anticipated and that we can afford. and we try to do that. however, also, as much as we would like to be able to control what is negotiated, we like to reach agreement or go to a pending arbitration -- or go to binding arbitration, said the city cannot literally unilaterally decide what the wage increases will be, and any wage increase does, depending on whether it is above the projection, it has an impact, it can have an impact on the pension system obligation. i want to point out one thing. the person might be disappointed to learn that propped d that we had only had long-term impact on savings to the city. that is because of vested rights. legally, there are prohibitions against taking things away from people that they understood to be theirs when they began employment with the city. however, there is a real way the city controlled pension costs and that we are engaged in, and that is the number of employees and the number of races, and that is something we're looking at
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Sep 24, 2010 4:30am PDT
level. >> can you tell us what page? >> this is the planned said middle. -- submission. looking at the property, this is two weeks out and this is set back substantially from the front building wall and this extends further to the rear them the proposed addition will although there might be some shadow cast upon the rear from the house of the appellant. i see no reason why this board should deny the permit. >> the mind but in that picture back up again? -- do you mind putting that picture back up again? >> this is the top floor setback? >> that is correct. >> where is the rear of the project? >> that is right here. i believe that is the building wall. >> i was going to ask why you would not have them pulled this all the way back to match the appellant set back but it looks like it be in the garden? >> this would have an adverse impact on the rear yard. >> that is not a requirement. the project sponsor agreed to do this. >> that is often a good idea. >> that is not required. they don't see any need to have a shadow steady. >> is there a need for this study? >> i was interested to
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Sep 23, 2010 7:30pm PDT
defender, jeff, with us. >> thank you very much, supervisors. i am here as a private citizen, not just a public defender. if i was watching this on tv, i would either be confused or think there is no problem at all and everything was fine. there are two interpretations. you have the grand jury that studied this issue over two years and has indicated that our city is in huge trouble, describing it as a tsunami, or you have the presentation that you just heard the saying that we're doing everything we can and everything is fine. you have two very opposite conclusions that have been drawn here. which is it true? i can say that i have met with the controller's office again. the numbers are not five years from now but right now. how much are we spending on retirees' pensions and health benefits for city employees? we are spending approximately├ž├│$ 829 million. the city comptroller, whose opinion i trust because it is his job to provide independent analysis, says this number will go up by double in the next five years. double. it will be spending twice as much. by that time, about one-third
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Sep 23, 2010 8:00pm PDT
that you do and for keeping us honest, for making us think about it, for letting folks know we do have people like you that are watching and going over things. again, thank you for your work. thank you for all you have done today. this work is extremely important. again, thank you very much. chairperson mar: thank you also to the staff that spent hours, and hours responding to the civil grand jury. we have adopted these findings and recommendations. is there a motion that we can close the file? >> what action will be taken on item 1? supervisor chu: i will make a motion to file item one and to send item to forward with the incorporated changes. chairperson mar: without objection. are there any other items to be forwarded? >> no. there are not any. chairperson mar: thank you. the meeting is adjourned. >> about four years ago, [inaudible] look at how beautiful this was. there is our relationship to the planet. these regions are the wealthiest, the most powerful. that really has impacted the planet. it is almost impossible now to go anywhere and had it really be completely dark. there are
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Sep 24, 2010 2:30am PDT
it alcohol use permit? >> this will all come up under review on november 15th. he is able to get all of that between now and november 15th. >> grant the appeal and overturn the department and the appellant be allowed to submit a renewal request on november 15th on condition that the tables and chairs will be allowed between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and the area must be cleaned daily. is that correct? on the motion -- >> aye. >> aye. >> aye. >> aye. >> aye. >> the motion passes. >> : item number8. disregards the property at 1120 19th street also known as 398 pennsylvania street. this is the nile of a lot area, rear yard and on street parking variance. no construction of any type is deposed. this on the administrator will get the appellants. -- no construction of any type is proposed. >> we want to make sure that you understand that the seven and three minutes allotted are the times during which they can speak. you'll need to speak if he wished to during the time allotted to the party and not during public comment. >> the item before you is the denial of the variance request. the item w
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Sep 23, 2010 10:30pm PDT
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